Growing up, I always chose the mystery books to read at school, and my taste hasn't changed much since growing up. So, it's a wonder I haven't picked up an Agatha Christie novel in the past. I have widely read that this is one of her best - AND I CAN SEE WHY. It was a perfect introduction to her books.
If you haven't heard of it, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is a classic whodunit about ten strangers who were invited to a mysterious mansion on a secluded island. They barely register the peculiarity of the situation when one by one they start dying off.
I'm a l w a y s trying to peg who "did it" right from the time the characters are first introduced - and reading this book was no different. But, what was amazing was that I suspected each of the ten characters at least once throughout the book.
Each word that Christie writes is so deliberate. My edition has an excerpt from AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, in which she confesses the amount of planning that went into making the events of this book seem reasonable (once you finally had all the facts, of course!). This is a book I can see myself reading over and over just to uncover something new each time.